Upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 ("Gutsy Gibbon") from Ubuntu 7.04 ("Feisty Fawn")

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) released on the 18th of October 2007. I’ve upgraded from Ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10.

How to upgrade your Ubuntu Linux?

Before you start

  • You can only directly upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 (“Gutsy Gibbon”) from Ubuntu 7.04 (“Feisty Fawn”) (see UpgradeNotes).
  • Be sure that you have all updates applied to Ubuntu 7.04 before you upgrade (see below).
  • Before upgrading it is recommended that you read the release notes for Ubuntu 7.10, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues in this version.

Network upgrade for Ubuntu desktops (Gnome)

You can easily upgrade over the network with the following procedure on Gnome:

  1. Open System -> Administration -> Update Manager.
    Update manager menu: System -> Administration -> Update Manager
  2. Click the Check button to check for new updates.
  3. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, and press Check again after that is complete.
  4. A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.

  5. Upgrade button
  6. Click Upgrade.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Ubuntu 7.10 boot problem

If the system won’t boot up, try to boot your previous kernel. If you press ESC when Grub start to loading then grub menu appears. After success boot need to execute

command. If you go command line after boot, check your ‘cat /proc/partitions’, 'mount’ the raid device or ide scsi driver may cause problem. If you use software raid you need a correct config in initramfs at /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf. If you haven’t it you can easily add it to initramfs, after reboot your old, bootable kernel. (Hold ESC until GRUB loading, select old kernel) sudo echo DEVICE partitions >/etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf sudo mdadm --detail --scan >>/etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf sudo update-initramfs -c -k

change the to your kernel version number. :)

for example: sudo update-initramfs -c -k 2.6.22-14-generic

Remember to update your mdadm.conf. Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon can’t boot correctly without it!


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